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While I was there earlier this month I walked in the foot steps of the 6th.  Tracing this part of Cleburne's attack, it was a suprise to see this hill they were attacking up.  They probably didn't see the 53rd until they were right on them and they most certainly would not have see Waterhouse's guns.  I could see why they were driven back and had to regroup a few times.

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Isn't it great to walk on the battlefields and retrace the steps of those who fought there. It sure gives you an interesting perspective. I stop & look at the terrain & contemplate. Much better than just taking the driving tours.

Shiloh & I have been hiking trails at Antietam. She just loves it. I have to watch out for deer & groundhogs & other stuff. Saw a turtle one day in the most unlikely of places. We both enjoy the peace and solitude & the fresh air and exercise.

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You must be Goldenanchor from Flickr.  I've been following your trip via your photostream.  This past trip to Shiloh was just me, so did a lot of walking off the beaten path.  Thats the only way to get a better understanding of the battle.

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[user=120]mtalplacido[/user] wrote:

While I was there earlier this month I walked in the foot steps of the 6th.  Tracing this part of Cleburne's attack, it was a suprise to see this hill they were attacking up.  They probably didn't see the 53rd until they were right on them and they most certainly would not have see Waterhouse's guns.  I could see why they were driven back and had to regroup a few times.

The reports say basically the same thing, that once they got into the camps, they placed themselves in the sights of the 53rd and by then it was too late.

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[user=120]mtalplacido[/user] wrote:

You must be Goldenanchor from Flickr.  I've been following your trip via your photostream.  This past trip to Shiloh was just me, so did a lot of walking off the beaten path.  Thats the only way to get a better understanding of the battle.

Guilty as charged. Shiloh & I live in West Virginia now so we can get a civil war fix on a regular basis. I am also volunteering at the Antietam Visitors Center.

I agree getting off the beaten path on the battlefield is the best way to learn and understand things better. You can visualize how the battle unfolded.

I just spent an hour talking to a reenactor & it was quite an interesting discussion. We had a delightful talk about Old Bedford Forrest and a few other generals on both sides.

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